In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
A week of “back to normal”, now that both of us are back from Canada.
Which is good, because, by some measures, The Holidays are right around the corner and “back to normal” will be something that we won’t be until January. The *MIDDLE* of January.
Which means that we have to pack as much normal as we can into these coming weekends but not with so much intensity that we force “normal” to be “abnormal”.
It’s a tightrope.
So the plan for this weekend includes little things like PetSmart and Costco and Whole Foods and the usual suspects but, and this is the part that excites me the most, we’re going to start swapping out the summer clothing for the winter clothing. Open up the storage bags and dump out all of the fuzzies onto the bed and wash them and then, once the laundry is done, pour the flimsy stuff into these same bags, vacuum them down a bit, then dump the bags into the back of the closet for 5-6 months or so where we can play this game again.
Man, the best part of the year is the cold part. For one thing, the cats are nicer to each other and it’s always nice to have a kitty or two lying down on your blanket as you sit and idly watch a movie or play a game or read a book or sip some tea or just luxuriate in general in your fuzzies and your slippers.
And, as a matter of fact, we’ve even got a date scheduled on Friday night where we just sit on the couch doing just that. Man, I can’t wait.
So… what’s on your docket?
(Image is “Play” by Clare Briggs. Used with permission of the Briggs estate.)